tour de fat: puppets, denver, 2008
tour de fat: pile of bikes, denver 2008
I took the above images at City Park at New Belgium Brewing Company's, Tour De Fat. bikes, music, food, beer, people dancing in costumes on Saturday afternoon in the park...Someone even traded their ugly rav4 for a bicycle! This event restored a bit of my faith in things human. The images can't come close to capturing the energy, but they acknowledge and revere that energy, and that is why I like them.
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THE XIU XIU POLAROID PROJECTS #4: THE FINAL BLOW, David Horvitz
Having an undying adoration for Polaroid, (still, I can't let go, need an analyst to help me deal with the grief), I love David Horvitz's above images because they combine instant film and street performance.
In addition to all the wonderful things you can buy From/ For David, you can be a part of a happening, a celebration, and instant image making, and who the fuck wouldn't want to be a part of this?
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The Scale of Intervention
I feel that BIG SPRAYPAINTED messages are often the best way to get one's point across. This image is great because the cyclist included in the frame allows you to really get the picture.
"Co-organized by Conflux, an annual festival dedicated to pyschogeography, and moderated by the founders of the celebrated street-art Web site Wooster Collective, this panel will look at possibilities for artistic disruption within urban environments. Taking its name from a film by the London-based Cutup Collective, which plays with the viewer's perception of a street scene, the panel will feature artists whose work ranges across a variety of mediums and materials. From reformulation of billboard advertisements into powerful, politically oriented collages to the subversive reformulation of street signs, such as pedestrian crossings and bike lanes, the featured artists will demonstrate how they dislodge the customary navigation and perception of urban space."
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I like this piece because it's photographic record temporal work indicative of contemporary street art.
This ain't your parent's visual lexicon.